Average Salary for Claremont McKenna College Alumni

Claremont McKenna College is a university located in Claremont. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Claremont McKenna College grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Claremont McKenna College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Policy Analyst
2 salaries
Director of Operations
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
United States (change)

About This School

500 E 9th St
Claremont, CA 91711-6400


Private School, Liberal Arts

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Graduates of Claremont McKenna College are found working in a number of different fields including the software development industry, the environmental consulting industry, and the education industry. A large chunk of former Claremont McKenna College students are employed in the consulting industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Typical pay for those who graduated from Claremont McKenna College amounts to about $65K.


In the Claremont McKenna College alumni community, men make a median salary of around $71K compared to their female counterparts, who earn approximately $59K.


In the Claremont McKenna College alumni professional community, Chief Executive Officers make the highest median pay ($91K), though Business Process Consultants ($81K), and Directors of Operations ($80K) are close competitors. Policy Analysts pick up $57K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Many Claremont McKenna College grads end up living in San Francisco, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Claremont McKenna College grads also flock to Los Angeles, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is approximately $113K). Home to the lowest median salary for Claremont McKenna College alumni is Portland, a popular place for former students despite its $49K average paycheck. Graduates also relocate to Washington, DC and Seattle.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Economics will compensate Claremont McKenna College grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in $105K per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in International Relations fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of $42K.


Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among Claremont McKenna College alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly a fifth of former students report doing so. Claremont McKenna College grads with SQL abilities can expect to make 82 percent more than their former classmates ($119K). Proficiency in Project Management, Data Analysis, and Financial Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in four survey participants, respectively). To plan for old age, a solid majority of former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health benefits extend to a strong majority of former students, and a strong majority of alumni also receive dental coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by Claremont McKenna College grads include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $67K for Thomas Aquinas College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Claremont McKenna College grads. Pitzer College, Scripps College, and Harvey Mudd College are also similar to Claremont McKenna College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1980 2250
ACT Scores 29 33

Key Stats for Claremont McKenna College


35 %
65 %
$38,660 - $70,000
$51,097 - $104,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
$42,000 - $135,000
$78,611 - $149,553
$53,750 - $111,350

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